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- The Hill
The Senate voted along party lines Saturday afternoon to advance a sweeping bill to reform the tax code, tackle climate change and lower the cost of prescription drugs, taking a big step closer to giving President Biden a major victory before the November midterm elections. The Senate voted 51-50 to proceed to the 755-page bill, after Vice President…
Parliamentarian nixes Democrats’ plan to lower drug prices for Americans with private insurance.
- The Hill
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) received a warning early Sunday morning to follow the Senate’s decorum rules after he accused Sen. Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.) of being “deceitful” and “dishonest” and vowed “we’re going to call you out.” “This gives phony and cynical a bad name,” Graham exclaimed when Hassan introduced her amendment. Graham’s outburst at Hassan…
- Los Angeles Times Opinion
People like Jones and Trump are scamming, not theorizing.
Republicans successfully challenged Democrats’ proposed price cap on insulin for private insurers, the GOP’s only victory during the “vote-a-rama” as it hit the 12-hour mark.
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- ABC News
The U.S. Secret Service has given the House Jan. 6 committee a listing of agency-issued cell phone numbers belonging to agents based in Washington, D.C., for the period the panel is investigating, according to sources familiar with the matter. The move is an unusual step amid heightened scrutiny of the agency's cooperation with the congressional panel investigating last year's insurrection and the role then-President Donald Trump played in it. The committee can now determine which agents' call records they may want to review and, if they decide to do so, could either request them directly or conceivably issue subpoenas to their cell phone providers, an official familiar with the situation explained.
- The Hill
Senate Democrats say they plan to challenge a ruling by the parliamentarian striking a proposal sponsored by Sen. Raphael Warnock (D-Ga.) to cap insulin prices from the Inflation Reduction Act, according to a Democrat familiar with the plan. As of now, Warnock’s proposal to cap out-of-pocket insulin costs at $35 a month is in…
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer may dare the chamber's Republicans to vote against a $35 per month cap on insulin in the still-under-construction Inflation Reduction Act, sources told Insider.
- USA TODAY Opinion
The Democrats are making an important and timely show of competence, success and 'winning.' President Biden is at the helm of all this winning.
Emergency allotments were authorized under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act to help address temporary food needs of SNAP households during the pandemic. According to the U.S. Department of...
Indiana state representative proposed bill to outlaw erectile dysfunction drugs in light of abortion ban
State Representative John L. Bartlett argued that banning erectile dysfunction drugs will put the onus of pregnancy onto men.
- The New Voice of Ukraine
U.S. Congresswoman Victoria Spartz (R-IN), who had previously lambasted President Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s chief-of-staff, Andriy Yermak, refused to meet with Yermak after being invited, CNN reported on Aug. 5.
- Miami Herald
Cuba can’t put out the fire in Matanzas on its own. The U.S. said it can help
Trump blasts the Democratic-led climate and tax bill, says 'old broken crow' Mitch McConnell was 'taken for a ride' by Joe Manchin
"I told the old broken crow, Mitch McConnell, that this was going to happen," the former president said of the sweeping Democratic-led legislation.
- Fox News
Wray says FBI downplaying Hunter Biden information is 'deeply troubling,' as Republicans demand answers
FBI Director Christopher Wray said whistleblowers alleging FBI agents falsely labeled derogatory information on Hunter Biden as disinformation is "deeply troubling."
- The Hill
Sen. Rick Scott (R-Fla.) voiced his opposition to the landmark climate, tax, and health legislation the Senate is in the process of voting on, characterizing the bill is “a war on Medicare.” During an appearance on CBS’s “Face The Nation,” moderator Margaret Brennan asked Scott if there are any incentives he agrees with in the…
- LA Times
The decision will likely prevent UC Berkeley from resuming construction work at the historic property until at least October.
Sen. Kyrsten Sinema preserved one of Wall Street's biggest tax breaks. Its survival reflects Wall Street's ongoing influence in Washington.
Two years after justices thwarted his first attempt to place Renatha Francis on the Florida Supreme Court, Gov. Ron DeSantis on Friday tapped the Palm Beach County circuit judge to serve on a high court dominated by conservative jurists.